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in the popular vote. let's take a look at new york and particularly in nasa county right next to new york city. that's on long island. almost a million people there lost power. the long island power authority said it could take up to ten days to restore power in nasa county. voters there went for the president last time. it's a big county and now new york city, next it to new york city where about 2 million people lost power, manman has about 8% of the state's population and in the last election it went 86% for the president. these are all blue for a reason and they were all hit by hurricane sandy. let me go over to new jersey to essex county new jersey. thousands of people still without power. that county has 9.4% of the state's total pop lair and they went for the president by 76% in 2008. so if they can't vote because of the storm damage we could see a dip nationally on the democratic side in the popular vote. now if you go back to the south and the middle of the country where all of this red is there is an expectation in those red areas that there will be a big turn ou
teaching hospitals in new york city found itself in crisis at the height of the storm. flooded with up to 12 feet of water. it lost power chewing it's back up generator. >> ambulances lined up through the night after nyu hospital here in manhattan was plunged into darkness with generators failing. hundreds of patients were evacuated to other facilities. 20 of them babies. >> doctors nurses, policemen firemen trying to get 200 people out of the hospital. >> julia, pregnant and in labor had to be carried down several flights of stairs. >> they took her off the bed got her onand proceeded to slide her really slowly down eight flights of stairs. >> no borough was spared. from this oil tanker to a beach community in queens. this is breezy point shortly after the the inferno started at 11:00 p.m. last night. blocks of homes engulfed in flames. firefighters hauled hoses through flooded streets. 200 firefighters from called into battle as wind-whipped flames jumped from house to house. >> flames 50 feet in the air taking everything out. there was no stopping it. >> it was very upsetting for al
the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
the new york city metropolitan area, sean hannity appeared on fox news that night and talked about bengahzi for an hour. he had no interest in the fact that fox's hometown of new york city had been decimated by the storm. >> jennifer: i thought they blamed the storm on the president, too, didn't they? >> yes exactly. everything is a chance to talk about benghazi, and certainly petraeus is another example. >> jennifer: let's just jump to the election because everybody has been talking about this today. leading up to the election, fox news has been pushing either romney was going to win and they were still debating the results. turns oh out the president wins the popular vote, not to mention the electoral landslide. he won the popular vote, and do you think that they realized that they're actually living in a fact-free bubble? they're crafting this tale and they actually buy into it? >> well, that's what has sparked this backlash. a lot of viewers, not just of fox news but rush limbaugh listeners, people who troll the right wing internet all the time, they were in this bubble. they w
to media matters senior fellow coming to us tonight from new york city. eric, welcome back inside the the war room. >> thanks for having me. >> eric, fox news just, they are at christmas time the gift that keeps on giving. do they -- what kind of currency do they get out of the war on christmas? who's that resonating with at this point? >> yeah, it seems to have diminishing returns. bill o'reilly really started this almost a decade ago. back then, they could actually find 10 or 15 news clippings from the united states. they didn't have to go to scandinavian catalog where there was debate about the role of government and christmas displays and were public schools going to be putting on religious pageants and things like that. most of that controversy has evaporated. every year, they have fewer and fewer actual news clip to say rally around, but they're determined. look, this is part of the war culture that they have, you know democrats liberals are secularists, trying to drive religion out of the american life. we don't know what religion obama is, christian muslim. as you pointed
governor andrew cuomo of new york, new york city mayor michael bloomberg have both called for federal action on climate change to deal with increasingly disastrous weather events. yesterday, the president weighed in as well saying that while he believes climate change is real and human made, he said taking action will require political will on both sides of the aisle. >> obama: i don't know the what what -- what either democrats or republicanss are prepared to do at this point. there is no doubt for us to take on climate change in a serious way would involve making some tough political choices. >> jennifer: now in his first term, of course, the president did take steps to reduce harmful emissions including raising fuel efficiency standards for vehicles and providing capital to clean energy companies to get off the ground. he actually plans to meet with scientists and engineers and lawmakers in the next few weeks to discuss further steps that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions in the short term. but there won't be action at
: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.37 million homes in the area are still without power. turning now to the presidential campaign that other hot topic where there are just four days before the election, and though next tuesday is the officials election day many voters have already cast ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time i
and lit the entire neighborhood, complete devastation there. in little ways, the whole of new york is affected in one way or another. today we went and saw traffic snarling through part of brooklyn where people were desperately trying to find gas. people on empty trying to move around the city is impossible right now. the subway -- a little bit is back online today. still largely unavailable to most new yorkers i would have to say. lower manhattan the dead zone one resident described it to me as, still dark. many elderly residents there without help, without power without water. it is still very grim on the ground here. >> jennifer: hmm. so with the images that are coming out like the ones that you have filmed, after this, do you think that those images and the trauma in new york and new jersey could finally be the catalyst for a national energy plan and long-term investment to make it happen? >> well, simply the people that we were talking to on the ground we asked them, you know, why do you live here? this is i
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